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September 13, 2016
Edward Smith

West Modesto Structure Fire

West Modesto Structure Fire

West Modesto Structure Fire

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. A fire has injured one man and damaged several outbuildings in the community of west Modesto.

What Happened?

Firefighters responded to the area of Wheatley Avenue, near Briggs Avenue at about 2:45 p.m on Monday, September 12, 2016, after a battalion chief for the Modesto Fire Department noticed smoke in the area.

Several Structures Threatened By Flames

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found several outbuildings, a barn, studio apartment, sheds, and other small buildings used to store belongings and a power pole either on fire or in direct threat of being damaged by the flames.

Concerned Residents Took to Social Media

Local residents took to social media to ask about the large plume of smoke that could be seen from downtown Modesto. Many were concerned of the possibility of the flames erupting into a large wildfire.

Residents Lost Power After Smelling Smoke and Electrical Odor

Nearby residents reported a stong smell of smoke and an electrical odor. They indicated they lost power for a short amount of time.

Many Localities Helped to Battle Blaze

Fire crews from Modesto, Woodland, Burbank-Paradise, Salida, Stanislaus Consolidated, Westport, and Ceres worked quickly to stop the fire from spreading to nearby homes. Firefighters remained on scene late into the afternoon.

Did Anyone Get Hurt?

Yes. A man suffered burn injuries. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Some Residents Upset

Some residents were upset after losing various possessions in and around the fire’s path. It is also being reported that many dogs and cats that were on the burning property at the time have left the area and are lost in the community. Understandably, the residents are upset, concerned and would like to get to the bottom of how the fire originated.

There’s currently no information available about what caused the West Modesto structure fire or a dollar amount for property damage.

Fires Can Cause Serious Burns and Emotional Trauma

A fire can result in serious burns and emotional trauma. If your residence was destroyed by fire, your chances to recover compensation by way of a lawsuit depends greatly on the kind of evidence that exists. Evidence may be found which suggests that a another person’s carelesssness or negligence caused or contributed to the fire. In order to discover this important information your personal injury attorney will need to consult with one or more fire reports. An experienced personal injury attorney will order all fire reports that were prepared in connection with your fire loss or burn injury. For more information, contact an experienced attorney.

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